Valve’s Doug Lombardi responds to departure rumour

Monday, 25 February 2013 17:28 GMT By Dave Cook

Valve supposedly let go of 25 employees a few weeks ago. Rumours surfaced today that suggested the company’s VP of marketing Doug Lombardi was among those who have departed the Seattle outfit. He has now sent VG247 an email reply on the matter.


We asked him about all of the below, as first tweeted by Superannuation.

Doug simply replied, “False”, in that classic Lombardi way.

Phew. Although we’re still puzzled as to why Valve is listed under Doug’s previous employers, as seen below. You have to be logged in to LinkedIn to see it, but I’ve screen-capped it for you here.

Decide for yourself in the comment box.

Original story:

Lombardi’s LinkedIn profile states that he has left the company having first started there in January 2000.

Next to his profile image, Valve is listed under Lombardi’s previous employers:

Director of Educational Programs Leslie Redd, has also listed that she has left the company on LinkedIn.

To catch up with the initial reports of staff leaving Valve, check out our coverage here.

We’ll have more on this matter as we hear it, so please do treat this as rumour until we hear more. We’ve contacted Valve directly for comment.

Thanks Superannuation.